AT&T unveils Unite, its second touch-screen LTE hot spot

Joining the carrier's ranks is a new hot spot we hope to see much more of at CES.

AT&T Unite
AT&T introduces the Unite LTE hot spot days ahead of CES. AT&T

Days before CES kicks off in Las Vegas, AT&T and Sierra Wireless pull back the curtain on the AT&T Unite, the carrier's second touch-screen hot spot.

Riding AT&T's 4G LTE network, the Unite features a 2.4-inch display and more conventional design than its rival, Novatel Wireless' AT&T Liberate .

Like the Liberate, the Unite also supplies connectivity for up to 10 Wi-Fi devices and offers touch access to device and network settings from the screen.

AT&T hasn't shared pricing information yet, but you will be able to add the hot spot onto an existing plan or a shared data plan, the latter for a $20 per month access fee.

We expect to see much more of the AT&T Unite next week at CES, so keep an eye out for CNET's thorough coverage.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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